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French Pumper Iveco Sides
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No: 3047   Contributor: Alex63   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Iveco   Country: France
French Pumper Iveco Sides

This is a 2007 FPTGP (heavy pumper) from central France.
Chassis: Iveco
Bodywork: Sides
It carries a 2000L/min pump, 3000L of water, 200L of foam, a total of 900m of hose, and fire equipment: SCBAs, fan,... it is also equiped with a light tower.
Picture added on 16 May 2007
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hi alex, smart pump, not seen 1 like that before.

Added by MARK CORFIELD. on 30 June 2008.
Standard French structure fire pumper these days, in service with BSPP, BMPM and all departmental SDIS.

Most are on Renault chassis, but Ivecos like this are not uncommon - although Paris has dropped them - and some SDIS operate either Mercedes or Scania too.

The standard French pump is rated at 2000 LPM but at 15AT rather than 10. This means they are generally more powerful than other European 2000 LPM pumps. In France, hydrants can be as much as 200 meters apart, hence the need for higher working pressures on occasion. This is also a principal reason for the two hose carts hung on the back, as each contains ten 20 meter lengths of pre-connected 65 mm hose.

Added by Rob Johnson on 26 August 2018.
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